H.A. Hooks

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H. A. HOOKS, a veteran of the Civil war, now living retired at Adrian, Armstrong county, was born in this county, Sept. 4, 1843, son of Hugh and Catherine (Leisure) Hooks, The Hooks family originated in Scotland.

Hugh Hooks was born in 1812, in Pennsylvania, and died in East Franklin township, Armstrong county, in 1891. He had a family of twelve children, only four of whom survive, H. A. Hooks being eighth in the order of birth. The mother died in 1886.

H. A. Hooks went to the school of his district until his enlistment for service during the Civil war. He was only seventeen years old when he enlisted in Company G, 78th, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, at Kittanning, when the regiment organized, and served as private until his discharge. The regiment was transferred to Louisville, Ky., and afterward to Rock Springs, Ky., where they were first engaged with the enemy. They were in pursuit of the Confederate General Buckner, and followed him into Tennessee. Mr. Hooks participated in the battles of Nashville, Green River, Lavergne, Neely�s Bend, Gridleyville, Franklin, Stone River, Liberty Gap, Hoover Gap, McLemore�s Cove, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Buzzard�s Roost, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, Dalton, Pulaski, and other engagements of less importance. In the battle of Stone River he was wounded in the mouth in a cross fire engagement, and at Chickamauga he was severely wounded in the intestines. During the siege of Nashville he lost his leg, being shot by a cannon ball. This lamentable event occurred Sept. 29, 1864, eleven days before the expiration of his term of service. He was honorably discharged, Nov. 15, 1865, and returned to Armstrong county, where he has resided ever since, his home being in East Franklin township.

Mr. Hooks is a man of considerable importance in this locality, and has held several of the township offices, serving as jury commissioner, constable and school director. He has been a Republican in politics, belonging to the progressive ranks of that party. An enthusiastic member of the G. A. R. post, he enjoys meeting his old comrades. It is his pride to keep well posted upon current events, which he is able to discuss intelligently, and he enjoys Civil war reminiscences, living again through those stirring times, when he participated in so many important conflicts of the mighty struggle, which cost him so much.

Source: Pages 929-930, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed November 1998 by Jeffrey Bish for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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